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Sophie Turner says Jean Grey is 'tortured' in 'Dark Phoenix'

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Annie Martin
Sophie Turner (L) and Joe Jonas attend the Los Angeles premiere of Dark Phoenix on Tuesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Sophie Turner (L) and Joe Jonas attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Dark Phoenix" on Tuesday. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 5 (UPI) -- Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner says Jean Grey is "tortured" in the new film.

The 23-year-old actress discussed her character in an interview with Marvel while attending the movie's Los Angeles premiere Tuesday.

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Turner was asked who she prefers -- Jean or her dark and destructive manifestation, the Phoenix.

"I like Jean. She's tortured," she said. "It's not like they're two entirely separate entities -- they're within one body and they're struggling, they're fighting with each other. I like Jean -- she's conflicted and interesting."

Turner attended the premiere with her husband, singer Joe Jonas. Turner wore a strapless dress with stripes and floral embroidery, while Jonas sported a striped shirt and black suit.

Turner, who married Jonas in May, shared a close-up photo on Instagram of her look for the event. The 23-year-old actress was named the face of Wella hair products in June 2017.

"Dark Phoenix premiere @wellahairusa," she captioned the post.

Turner's co-stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Jessica Chastain also attended the premiere. Lawrence, who previously dated Hoult, discussed her fiancé, Cooke Maroney, and their engagement on the red carpet.

"He's just the best person I've ever met in my whole life," she told Entertainment Tonight. "It was a very, very easy decision."

Turner plays the X-Men mutant Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix, which opens in theaters Friday. She also starred on the HBO series Game of Thrones, and discussed her character Sansa Stark's ending in an interview published last week.

Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence attend 'Dark Phoenix' premiere

Cast member Sophie Turner (L) and her husband, musician Joe Jonas, attend the premiere. Turner plays Jean Grey/Phoenix in the film. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

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